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If you think science and education are expensive, try ignorance.

Just glance at this chart and you can see several phenomena:

  1. The graph is fairly linear, with a slight incline during the past two decades.
  2. At an increase of about 2-3 PPM per year, project out what it’ll be in 2100. Our grandchildren will not be happy.

 

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Tweeting this does two bad things to sabotage himself:

  1. He is defensive and complains about stuff in the past, regardless whether those events are factual, related and comparative. Makes him look weak and whining: “Look, those other guys did it too!”
  2. He implies that he committed illegal acts, since those other people also committed illegal acts, his words.

Sorry, boss, but this is not about them. This is about Trump. It’s Trump’s turn now. This is his administration. Not Nixon’s. Not Clinton’s. Not Obama’s. It’s Trump’s. If he wants to investigate Clinton and Obama, he should go ahead and make that happen. If he has a case, it should be easy to do that. It does not change there is an investigation into acts he committed that might have been illegal.

Now, at least, we will all find out. If it’s all made up, he’s good to go. If it’s not, he’s going to need to take responsibility for it. Obama didn’t do this to him.

He did it to himself.

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I am actually looking forward to this: Trump is scheduled to give a speech about Islam in Saudi Arabia. Trump, who can’t give a speech worth listening to if his life depended on it! What could possibly go wrong?

Read my lips: Trump’s speech about Islam will be a complete disaster.

How is this for a low bar for our illustrious leader?

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We’re rapidly making America great again.

Here is an American Yazidi woman being strangle-held by an Erdogan bodyguard in D.C.

It’s not enough that we support overseas strongmen like Erdogan. We invite them into the Oval Office, and on their way there we allow their bodyguards to attack and beat up protestors. Not just did they strangle this woman, they beat up others and kicked them, repeatedly, and sometimes into their faces, while they were on the ground.

D.C. police tried to interfere.

And all this while their boss and dictator, Erdogan, was palling in the Oval Office with our President Trump.

Erdogan should not be in the White House. The White House should oppose Erdogan and his illegitimate presidency.

I, for one, do not like the looks of our new American greatness.

I am embarrassed for our country.

 

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A picture speaks a thousand words.

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Trump said that the Trump-Russia affair is a made-up story. The White House keeps stating that there is nothing to it, that it’s a witch hunt. The Republicans in Congress are blocking the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Why?

If there really is nothing to it, if it’s all made-up, it will quickly become obvious, everyone will be vindicated and life goes on.

However, if there is wrongdoing that took place, it’s extremely serious. Trump’s presidency could be illegitimate. Felonies, even treason, could have been committed.

I do not understand why the Republicans are blocking this? Don’t they want to know the truth? Do they really think that if Trump is guilty, it won’t eventually come out? Seriously?

There are probably 1,000 investigative journalists of the caliber of Bernstein and Woodward researching this affair day and night. They will continue until they run out of material, if there is none to be found. Or until they hit the jackpot.

How can Trump supporters keep the faith in their leader in light of this? If he’s innocent, no problem. If he is guilty, don’t they want to know and have justice done?

Seriously?

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Picture Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Office – via AP

The day after Trump fires FBI Director James Comey for “doing a bad job,” he meets in the Oval Office with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, right.

The American press was banned from this meeting and photo op, but obviously, the Russian press was not, and within minutes of the meeting, pictures of the Russians in the Oval Office surfaced on the Internet, this above being one of them.

Trump actually said he was “tricked” into this. Our master negotiator was “tricked” by a couple of Russians?

No shit!

Doesn’t Trump know that being seen with Russians right now might not look so good? Doesn’t Trump know that the entire country is looking into illegal or possibly treasonous activities of Trump as it relates to Russia?

But banning the American press, and thereby the American people from the Oval Office, OUR Oval Office, but letting the Russian press in, is nothing less than – shall I use the word – deplorable.

This shows that Trump simply does not give a damn what we think. He is the president, and he can do anything he wants.

Deplorable!

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A nightly show of folly, entertainment and repetition.

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Do the tweets below sound like those of a President of the United States to you?

To me, they sound like those of a defensive little boy who is trying to deflect attention.

We are not upset about James Comey and his job. That has nothing to do with our anger.

We’re upset because Trump is trying to get away with blocking an investigation into facts by firing Comey. It’s not about Comey. It’s about Trump, and the truth of the goings on in his campaign as it relates to Russian involvement.

We just want to know the truth, and Trump has taught us that his word is meaningless. He changes his story hourly as long as it fits him.

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There is this strange discussion going on about Obama accepting speaking fees of $400k from Wall Street firms. Here is an article on Vox about it.

I don’t understand what the big deal is and why it would undermine Obama’s ethics.

I know we railed about Hillary Clinton and her speaking fees with Wall Street, but there is a huge difference between the two.

Obama behaved himself impeccably while we has in office. The main “scandal” we had about Obama was how many executive orders he signed in the latter years of his presidency. Well, Trump has put that concern to rest in just a few months by outsigning all other presidents, including Obama.

Hillary Clinton was running for president, with a message that she would not be bought by Wall Street. And then there were those speaking fees.

Obama is out of office. Obama will never again run for office. Obama has no more policy impact on the U.S. government. Obama is a private citizen and can now do as he wishes.

I can’t believe we have a problem with Obama’s speaking fees of $400k each (sweet if you can command that kind of money for a couple of hours of work), but we don’t have a problem with the Trump clan using government funds to travel the world and promote their businesses, using government resources to promote Ivanka’s products, and paying for the president’s lavish lifestyle at $3 million a pop per weekend in Florida.

Seriously?

Trump is the sitting president and he is using government funds in a lavish, ostentatious and shameless display of corruption.

Obama is the former president who has, as it behooves him, been quiet about the current administration, who is now a private citizen and who can command $400k speaking fees.

Sorry, folks, there is a huge difference. Let’s leave Obama out of this and focus is the unheard of ethical transgressions of our current administration.

 

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The woman clapping like a child behind Trump is Paula White, a renowned Florida klepto-Christian.

White has been a personal minister to Donald Trump who discovered White by watching her TV show. Trump would often bring her to Atlantic City for private Bible studies, and he has appeared on her television show. White was credited in June 2016 by James Dobson as having converted Trump to Christianity. White was part of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board during his campaign for US President, and provided the invocation prayer during Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The subject with assistance from her own ministry board advisor, Jack Graham (pastor), have an ongoing spiritual role towards President Trump.

— Wikipedia

I call White a fake Christian. Her strain of Christianity differs from the mainstream biblical teachings. Her prosperity doctrine teaches that Christians who are living their lives according to the bible will get rich. White and Trump believe that affluence is proof of spiritual fitness. You can see that in his stance on public policy and cabinet appointments.

I for one do not believe, for a minute, that Trump is a Christian or that he even believes in God. This is the “grab them by the pussy” guy that will say anything his audience wants to hear at the moment. There is a lot of money and power in Christianity. Just read up on the popes and bishops of many centuries ago and you will come to the conclusion that religion really is the opium of the masses, and a perfect tool to control entire nations of people.

And that, my friends, is exactly what Trump is doing here.

He is pandering to those drinking the Kool-Aid:

Oh, yes, I can’t wait. Pope Trump and God will now drain the swamp! What is with those people?

Here is one I got a real kick out of:

He actually thinks Paula White is Kellyanne!

Hallelujah!

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We elected a kleptocrat into the White House. He has surrounded himself with superrich people, many of them of inherited wealth. He told the American unemployed, the poor, the coal workers, that he would look out for them. Yet, all his actions are unabashed grabs for money from the poor to the rich. He has convinced his followers that trickle down works. His young followers were not around when Reagan’s trickle down didn’t work, so they don’t know any better. His older followers do, and should remember, but for some reason they don’t.

The kleptocrat takes step after step to enrich the rich, and himself, and corporations, and he is actually telling the poor that this is good for them. Supposedly he is making America great again, and they actually believe it.

Folks, it’s time to read Orwell’s 1984, but more importantly, it time to read Orwell’s Animal Farm. The pigs are on the move!

Now the U.S. House Republicans forced through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a 217-213 vote. This bill, if it becomes law, will dramatically increase the number of uninsured people in this country.

On the forums, I have actually seen comments of Trump supporters that have stated that people who are not able to afford health insurance should not get it. That statement is completely beyond the concept of insurance in the first place. We get car insurance not because we need it or want it, we get it because if an accident should happen to us, it won’t bankrupt us. We insure our homes so if a fire burns them down, we get our money back and we can rebuild. Otherwise, we’d start all over, with nothing but the clothes on our backs in case of a disaster. The same SHOULD BE true with health insurance.

On the forums, I have also seen comments were Trump supporters have called people on insurance subsidies leeches. I wonder if they have ever thought about what creates a human “leech?”

  • What would happen if they had a bad car accident that really cripples them, like a good solid spinal injury, where the surgery alone costs $200,000?
  • What would happen if they were suddenly diagnosed with some leukemia or other cancer?
  • What if they found they had a brain tumor?

All those things that happen not just to bad people, or leeches, but to all of us that just have a stroke of bad luck.

  • What would they do when their insurance company dropped them after the first $30,000 of expenses?
  • What would happen after they lost all their savings and their houses, forcing them into bankruptcy?
  • What would their kids say to them when they could no longer afford to pay for their college?

Would they label THEMSELVES leeches then? Would they vote to reelect Trump?

Being poor in America has never been easy. We may be a very rich country, but there are a lot of poor people here, and they are not leeches. Sometimes they are the unfortunate. Sometimes they didn’t get born to educated parents. Sometimes they were born with pre-existing conditions that make life hard.

But under Trump, and the America that he is shamelessly creating while we’re all watching, poor people are truly fucked.

The conservative branch has been complaining about Obamas “redistribution” efforts.  Right now, there is a massive, gluttonous, offensive and overt redistribution of wealth underway rom the poor to the rich, and Trump’s followers either don’t see it, or they don’t mind.

It is not just offensive, it is immoral!

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Dear Trump Voters:

Trump goaded North Korea with this message:

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely.”

Now we have ourselves a wildly escalated international situation with one teenage banana republic baby face under an inherited dictatorship (Kim Jong Un) on one side, and a petulant dilettante with a mouth he can’t control (Donald Trump) in the White House on the other side, comparing the sizes of their dicks at the expense of the rest of the world.

When we had the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961, at least we had two professional politicians, Nikita Khrushchev on the Soviet side, and John Kennedy on the American side, who both were skilled diplomats aware of the awesome responsibility and the power they each had. In the end, egos were left aside and the world didn’t go up in flames.

This time around, I for one don’t have the same confidence. I’d hate to see a Korean nuke vaporize Seattle, or San Francisco, or San Diego, and have the fallout drift over the rest of the country. Yes, the Koreans would get one missile through, if that, and then their peninsula would be returned to the stone age, along with serious damage to northern China, Japan and South Korea – but why?

Because Trump is a fool who can’t contain his ego?

How exactly is this making America great again?

Thanks, Trump voters!

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[Credit: LA Times – click to enlarge]

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In eight years under Obama, I never went to bed worrying about some unexpected military escalation. Now I worry every day. Why is that?

It isn’t because Kim Jong Un is all of a sudden crazier than he always was. Trump has just given him more fodder to look more important in the world than he is.

It isn’t because Iran has just gone off the rails. Iran went off the rails in 1979, and many previous presidents, since Reagan, have contained Iran. I believe the “Iran deal” was one of the more stabilizing events in the world and one of the more valuable contributions of Obama. But that’s my subjective opinion. Yet, Tillerson talks about Iran being a new danger.

North Korea is what it’s been since the 1950s. Iran is what it’s been since the 1970s. What changed? The U.S. changed in 2017.

Now Trump is telling us that the world is so dangerous, and we need to spend another $50 billion on weapons, while we cut everything else, including diplomacy. A society’s values are defined by what it spends its money on. Trump has hijacked our country, is telling us that suddenly the world is dangerous, and we need more guns.

I say that the biggest threat to the planet, our way of life, our society, and humanity in general, is the petulant, ignorant, self-absorbed dilettante we have elected into the White House.

We are the problem, not Korea or Iran or ISIS for that matter.

 

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